East Lodge Country House Hotel

East Lodge Country House Hotel

Peak District Hotel Offering a restaurant, East Lodge Country House Hotel is located in Bakewell.

This award-winning hotel is set in over 10 acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of the beautiful Peak District.

There is free WiFi throughout the hotel and plenty of free on site parking.

The fully en-suite rooms at East Lodge Country House Hotel.

Are individually decorated, and some feature air conditioning, king-size beds and iPod docking stations. All rooms include a Smart TV with Satellite channels.

The restaurant features high-quality local and seasonal ingredients with an award winning full Derbyshire breakfast. Afternoon tea is available.

The hotel is less than 4 miles from Chatsworth House and just over 2 miles from Haddon Hall. It is 38 miles from Manchester Airport.

Looking for something a little more rustic? Haddon Grove Farm Cottages in Bakewell could be right up your street.

 

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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What Makes the Peak District a Big Attraction to Millions of Visitors

Maybe it is the beautiful wooden limestone dales with rivers of the clearest water running through them.

Or the bleak and barren moorlands in the north of the area.

Beautiful still, but in a different sort of wild way, or could it be the friendly and welcoming people.

The stately homes in and around the area, wooded valleys, beautiful countryside attracting walkers and cyclists.

Gritstone edges popular with climbers and hang gliders.

Whatever the particular attraction is, millions of visitors flood to the Peak District Hotel every year.

Lying at the Southern end of the Pennines mountain range and covering an area of 555 square miles (1,440 km2), mostly in Derbyshire.

But also covering areas of West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Staffordshire.

The Peak District was the first area of Britain to be named a National Park in 1951.

Peak District

The Peak District can effectively be split into two distinctly different areas.

The Dark Peak and the White Peak.

The Dark Peak dominates the northern part of the district with gritstone outcrops and edges.

Often bordering high altitude bleak peat moorlands; mostly used for rearing hardy sheep, and inhabited by a number of game birds such as grouse.

The White Peak is predominately in the southern part of the district whose name derives from the light colour of the limestone hills and dales.

And criss-crossed by a maze of limestone dry stone walling; this is pasture land and is favoured by cattle rearers.

Millions of visitors come to the area every year to make use of the many outdoor activities available in the Peak District.

Attractions

Or to visit the numerous tourist attractions such as Chatsworth House.

The caverns at Castleton (unique to Blue John – a type of fluorite/fluorspar – mining in the UK).

Charming Olde England towns and villages, or to see the many traditional festivals associated with the area.

Well-dressing (originally a Derbyshire tradition), Shrovetide football (at Ashbourne).

Or the scarecrow festivals at Wirksworth and Tansley (an idea being picked up by other towns and villages in or near to the area, Pleasley being a prime example).

Accessibility to the area is excellent with about 20 million people living within a hour’s drive, an excellent public transport system serves the area.

With massive towns and cities around the border.

Namely; Sheffield, Manchester, Derby, Huddersfield, and Stoke-on-Trent whose residents enjoy all that the peak District has to offer from just a stone’s throw away.

It is no surprise that tourism is perhaps the biggest revenue providing about 25% of the total income of residents living in the area.

Dove Dale in the south of the district alone welcomes on average 2 million visitors each year.

Natural mineral water outlets at Buxton and Ashbourne are exploited to supply retailers throughout the UK, and the mineral mining and manufacturing industries also provide much of the revenue.

Local Knowledge

I was fortunate to be born in Derbyshire, have lived close to or in the area all my life and have spent many great times enjoying the delights of the Peak District.

So I know first hand what is there. I urge anyone who has never visited the Peak District to do so and see what is on offer, they will certainly not be disappointed.

If however you have already discovered the Peak District then you must return to discover more about this delightful area of the UK.

Look out for my Peak District and Derbyshire eBook out next year (2012).

Email me at [email protected] to reserve your copy.

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